zoototemism

noun
zoo·​totemism | \ ¦zōə+ \

Definition of zoototemism

: belief in or use of animals as totems

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History and Etymology for zoototemism

zo- + totemism

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“Zoototemism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoototemism. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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